You often see on the news that someone gets bit by a dog and seriously wounded. It seems like in many of these situations some liability may exist for the owner of the dog. However, as an owner of a dog myself, it doesn’t seem fair that the owner should automatically be responsible for the dog’s actions. Under what circumstances can the owner of a dog be sued? This is a question perhaps contemplated by many dog owners. The prospect of going on a walk […]
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In the case of cattle and cars tangling, am I liable?
My family owns some cattle. Adjoining our property is a highway. The cattle have escaped before without incident. If our cattle were to escape and cause a car accident, would we be held responsible? The answer to your question is “maybe” and depends on the surrounding circumstances. The Kansas legislature has adopted a series of statutes that deal with this situation. Most notably, Kansas law imposes a blanket-wide prohibition making it “unlawful for any neat cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine or sheep to run at […]
Is there any hope for my lost luggage?
I was on a flight approximately several weeksago and the airline still has not found my luggage. I did not have anything particularly valuable in my suitcases but it is still extremely frustrating. The airline has worked with me but hasn’t been as accommodating as I would expect. They haven’t contacted me asking how much my luggage was worth in order to replace it. What are my rights against the airline? That is a very frustrating situation. It reminds me of a similar scenario in […]